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1991 | B/N | 118 min

Once upon a time there was a boy who grew up in a mechanical shop where everyone liked to sing. This was in 1939, the boy was 8 years old and he loved puppets and the opera. Later he wanted to study film but his father made him become a mechanic


Country: Francia
Direction: Varda; Agnès
Script: Varda; Agnès
Production: P.E.Decharm; P.E.Decharm
Photography: Godard; Agnès, Strouvé; George, Blossier; Patrick
Sound: Duret; Jean-Pierre
Music: Bruzdowicz; Joanna
Cast:Maron; Philippe, Joubeaud; Edouard, Monnier; Laurent, De Villepoix; Brigitte, Dublet; Daniel
Art direction: Nardone; Robert, Radot; Olivier
Participation year at FICM: 2007

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